Donald Trump: Indian students shouldn’t be kicked out of US

Donald Trump has been advocating the scrapping of the H-1B visa programme from the beginning of his campaign as he thinks it is "very unfair" for American workers and has been taking away their jobs.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: March 15, 2016 1:03 pm
donald trump, Indian Students, Trump India Republican candidate Donald Trump says Indian students shouldn’t be kicked out the day they graduate. (Source: AP)

Indians studying in American educational institutions should not be kicked out as the country needs smart people like them, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said as he sought to set the record straight about his immigration policies.

“Whether we like that or not, they pay, et cetera, et cetera but we educate a lot of people, very smart people. We need those people in the country,” Trump, 69, told Fox News in an interview when asked about his views on legal immigration.

“They cannot come into the country. You know, they go to Harvard, they are first in their class and they’re from India they go back to India and they setup companies and they make a fortune and they employ lots of people and all of that,” he said.

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“Many people want to stay in this country and then want to do that. I think somebody that goes through years of
college in this country we shouldn’t kick them out the day they graduate, which we do,” Trump said clarifying his position on certain aspect of H-1B visas.

Trump has been widely accused of having an “all or nothing” stance when it comes to immigrants. There are about the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

He has been advocating the scrapping of the H-1B visa programme from the beginning of his campaign as he thinks it is “very unfair” for American workers and has been taking away their jobs.

IT professionals from India and major Indian IT companies are beneficiary of H-1B, a non-immigrant visa in the US
which allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.

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    Akhilesh
    May 12, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    It is because of this flawed reservation system, that the non quota brilliant students are going off to usa in the first place.
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      arati
      Mar 15, 2016 at 11:43 am
      unfortunately the non quota brilliant students are going off to usa and quota kids are left behind to agitate to demand more and more goodies from the general society without any worthwhile contribution from their own side.
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        Kadian
        Mar 15, 2016 at 10:44 am
        I agree, and one must also know that majority (infact 99%) students are Hindus. India may have large muslim potion ( 15%) but the driving force of India is the Hindu religion (80% potion of India). Being a north Indian, I must confess South India are the pioneers in IT Industry and being Hindu I am proud of our achievements.
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        mahadevan
        Nov 2, 2016 at 9:12 am
        Rahul hi is next to THUGLAG. Thuglag was slightly better than Rahul hi in intelligence. But how the famous congress follwers are accepting him as leader.
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          Nimish
          Mar 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm
          Where is this Hindu Muslim thing coming from? Are you an falling for political rhetoric? Indians are Indians that includes us all. People like you get politicians like Rahul hi get elected. What exactly are you proud of? More "Hindu" students studying in US? Is that something to be even proud of? By the way I am a Hindu
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            Sanchayan Sarkar
            Nov 12, 2016 at 6:57 am
            I think the people graduating from American Universities as MS or PhD's should get more preference than workers hired from outside. The workers hired from outside are mostly abused to accommodate cheap labour. I think foreigners getting american education should be considered same as Americans getting the same education in terms of job applicability. In that way one could balance between keeping the best people in.
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              anonyonise
              Mar 21, 2016 at 7:04 pm
              indian students going abroad are BETRAYERS OF HOPE india had......shame on them....
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                saiswapna
                Jul 2, 2016 at 2:47 am
                The curse on India started with East India Company and it never ended therafter. .lt;br/gt;Questions I hear oftenlt;br/gt;Why Indians go abroad for higher studies?Why Indians come to USA?lt;br/gt;Because I remember when I was I school, people from universities in US and UK etc came to India and did educational fairs etc to propa about their universities and marketed their prospects to indian students requesting them to come and study there.lt;br/gt;Again during my.college days, this boom happened where IT companies came to India and outsourced technical services and hired batches of people.lt;br/gt;These same companies again Sent their employees to their countries of operation.This is when the visas H1, L1's increased..lt;br/gt; It is now funny now when people ask why Indians come to US, and be implicitly racist (they don't talk but you will sense this from their actions and behaviour and the way you will be looked upon and treated )everywhere no matter school or at workplace etc....lt;br/gt;India did not prosper when they worked for the British. .so will it be as long they continue to do these "white" collar jobs...the curse never ends..lt;br/gt;-by an Indian girl who is in US due to another accident in life called marriage...
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